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Ottawa abolishes mandatory retirement; Moderate hiring climate for first quarter
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/10/2012

Ottawa abolishes mandatory retirement

OTTAWA — The government of Canada has overturned mandatory retirement legislation for federally regulated employers. It has repealed sections of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Canada Labour Code that permit employers to force employees to retire once they reach a certain age, regardless of their ability to do the job. The repeal of the mandatory retirement provisions in Canadian law was contained in the Budget Implementation Act, which has received royal assent.

Moderate hiring climate for first quarter